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Month: August 2017

3L Shrimp Committee increases CAP

08/25/2017 Today, the 3L Shrimp Committee agreed to bump the CAP by 12,000 a share. The new CAP for the 3L shrimp fleet is 30,000 lbs.
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Reminder on Cod Grading Protocols

08/25/2017 Last year, your Union made several improvements to the cod contract with buyers that ensures harvester quality is upheld. We’d like to take a moment to remind harvesters of
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FFAW leadership meets with NL MPs to discuss fisheries issues

08/24/2017 On Wednesday, August 23rd, FFAW representatives met with all seven Members of Parliament for Newfoundland and Labrador to discuss current issues in the fishery. The meeting covered a range
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Labour Day Events Around the Province

08/22/2017 The NL Labour Councils are hosting Labour Day family events around the province this Monday. These free family events will include a bbq and fun activites for children! Join
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Squid Prices announced for 2017

08/21/2017 The following agreement was reached for squid prices in 2017: $0.74/lb‎ (applies to first 4500 tonnes) $0.65/lb (applies when 4500 tonnes has been exceeded
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Steel Fab Industries donates crucial infrastructure as show of solidarity with fellow FFAW-Unifor union members

08/17/2017 ST. JOHN’S, NL – August 17, 2017 – FFAW-Unifor members frustrated by a lack of crucial unloading equipment at the port in Tapper’s Cove, Torbay will soon be safely
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DFO decision on mackerel quota ignores stakeholder position, further hurts fish harvesters

08/14/2017 FFAW-Unifor is shocked by DFO’s decision to increase the Atlantic Mackerel TAC by a mere 2,000t following a very solid recommendation for more than three times the current TAC,
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FFAW meets with new provincial fisheries minister

08/10/2017 FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan met with new Fisheries and Land Resources Minister Gerry Byrne on Wednesday, August 9. The meeting covered a wide range of current fisheries issues including
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Applications open for Hearts Content Sentinel Site

08/09/2017 Notice to Harvesters The FFAW will be accepting applications for the Hearts Content sentinel site, (this sentinel site has a control site that must be fished) Harvesters eligible to
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FFAW negotiates higher price for mackerel in 2017

08/09/2017 With strong support and input from the mackerel negotiating committee, FFAW has reached an agreement with ASP on the minimum price of mackerel for the 2017 season. Under the
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